Friday, April 21, 2017

Philately Fridays: Romania, 1969

A postage stamp commemorating the centuries-old Romanian New Year dance known as Capra. In the dance, men known as Kukeri dress up wearing the skins of sacrified goats, beads, kerchiefs, tassels, ivy, and basil to scare off the evil spirits. Click here to read more and see photos of some of these wild costumes.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Philately Fridays: 1983, Canada

Clean illustration on this Canadian postage stamp commemorating the star-shaped Fort Anne in Nova Scotia.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Philately Fridays: Maldives, 1976

Three small and beautiful stamps from the small and beautiful Maldives islands, commemorating the 1976 Olympic games.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Philately Fridays: Tunisia, 1982

Two stamps from Tunisia circa 1982. Great combinations of big colors, post-psychedelic illustration, and Arabic lettering.